Saban Films Turns 5: How the Indie Studio Grew While Rivals Faltered

Saban Films doesn’t make the most noise. It doesn’t have the splashiest premieres or parties. But the indie film label just quietly did what many of its early rival failed to pull off. It celebrated ...

Hilary Swank Returns to Sci-Fi in I Am Mother

Don Kaye Jun 10, 2019 The Oscar-winning actress plays a mysterious character in Netflix’s new post-apocalyptic thriller. The last time that Hilary Swank starred in a science fiction movie was 2003, ...

Come To Daddy Acquired by Saban Films for Us Distribution

A potential bonding opportunity between estranged father (Stephen McHattie) and son (Elijah Wood) takes a demented turn when some surprise visitors show up in Ant Timpson's feature-length directorial ...

Saban Films Buys Helen Hunt Thriller ‘I See You’

Saban Films has acquired North American rights to Adam Randall’s thriller “I See You” with Helen Hunt. The film co-stars Jon Tenney (“Legion”) and had its world premiere at this year’s SXSW Film ...

Cannes Comes to Mubi for a Cinematic Takeover. Here the Asian Highlights

Leading curated streaming platform Mubi announced today its May release slate of films and curated series from both emerging talent and acclaimed directors from across the globe. The Cannes Film ...

‘The Wind’ Film Review: Striking Feminist Horror-Western Undercuts Its Own Power

‘The Wind’ Film Review: Striking Feminist Horror-Western Undercuts Its Own Power The gloomy isolation of homemaking females has long been a significant topic across various genres in cinema, depicted in domestic dramas like Chantal Akerman’s “Jeanne Dielman” and in psychodramas ...

Composer Marco Beltrami to Be Honored by Ghent Film Festival (Exclusive)

Composer Marco Beltrami to Be Honored by Ghent Film Festival (Exclusive) American composer Marco Beltrami will be the guest of honor at the World Soundtrack Awards, part of the Ghent Film Festival, on Oct. 18 in Belgium. Beltrami, a two-time Oscar nominee (for “3:10 to ...

Saban Films Buys ‘Mob Town’ With David Arquette (Exclusive)

Saban Films has acquired U.S. distribution rights to Danny A. Abeckaser’s “Mob Town,” a drama with “Scream” star David Arquette. The film follows local trooper Ed Croswell (Arquette) as he foils a ...

Saban Films Acquires North American Rights to Richard Bates Jr.’s Tone-deaf

Ahead of its premiere at SXSW later this month, Saban Films announced that they've acquired North American rights to Tone-Deaf, from Excision, Suburban Gothic, and Trash Fire director Richard Bates ...

Jay and Silent Bob Reboot Goes to Saban Films, All-Star Cast Teased

Saban Films has acquired North American rights to Kevin Smith's highly-anticipated Jay & Silent Bob Reboot, the sequel to the 2001 comedy Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back. Jason Mewes and Smith are ...

10 Movie Stars You May Not Realize Did Westerns, From Brad Pitt to Jake Gyllenhaal (Photos)

10 Movie Stars You May Not Realize Did Westerns, From Brad Pitt to Jake Gyllenhaal (Photos) It’s been over half a century since gun-slinging, hi-de-ho westerns dominated the box office, when names like John Wayne, Roy Rogers and Clint Eastwood rolled off the tongue. In 2018, tumbleweeds ...

First Look at Hilary Duff in The Haunting of Sharon Tate

First Look at Hilary Duff in The Haunting of Sharon Tate The 50th anniversary of the Sharon Tate murders happens next year, and there is more interest in the heinous crime than ever before. Most attention has been placed on Quentin Tarantino's upcoming epic ...

Game of Thrones’ Nikolaj Coster-Waldau to lead Suicide Tourist

Variety is reporting that Nikolaj Coster-Waldau (Game of Thrones) has signed on to lead the cast of Suicide Tourist, a romantic mystery drama which is shooting now under Danish director Jonas ...

‘Game of Thrones’ Star Nikolaj Coster-Waldau Set for ‘Suicide Tourist’ (Exclusive)

‘Game of Thrones’ Star Nikolaj Coster-Waldau Set for ‘Suicide Tourist’ (Exclusive) Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, who plays Jaime Lannister in “Game of Thrones,” heads a distinguished European cast in “Suicide Tourist,” a mystery drama with romantic elements from Copenhagen-based Snowglobe, ...

Chloë Sevigny Channels ‘Lizzie’; ‘American Chaos’, ‘Bel Canto’ Join Weekend –  Specialty B.O. Preview

Following a late summer trickle of new Specialties, distributors are releasing a torrent of limited releases just as the Toronto Film Festival heads into its finale this weekend. Roadside ...

Apple Orders Emily Dickinson Series With Hailee Steinfeld Set to Star

Apple has given a straight-to-series order to a half-hour series about acclaimed 19th century poet Emily Dickinson, Variety has learned. Hailee Steinfeld will star in the title role. The series is ...

Saban Films Acquires Us Rights to Supernatural Thriller Between Worlds, Starring Nicolas Cage

It wasn’t too long ago that news broke out of Sundance that Saban Films had acquired Lizzie, and now the company has obtained the Us distribution rights to a new supernatural thriller starring Nicolas ...

Horror Highlights: Happy Death Day 2 and Omaze, Revenge Trailer, Keepers, Chilling Tales For Dark Nights Audiobooks

Want to score a walk-on role in Happy Death Day 2? Omaze has got you covered with a nightmare-induced Happy Death Day experience. Also in today's Horror Highlights: a new trailer for Revenge, Keepers ...

Meryl Streep in ‘Into the Woods’: A look back at her 19th Oscar nomination, the competition and the outcome

Meryl Streep in ‘Into the Woods’: A look back at her 19th Oscar nomination, the competition and the outcome This article marks Part 19 of the 21-part Gold Derby series analyzing Meryl Streep at the Oscars. Join us as we look back at Meryl Streep’s nominations, the performances that competed with her at the ...

Sundance 2018: Saban Films Acquires North American Rights to Lizzie, Starring Chloë Sevigny & Kristen Stewart

Following its world premiere at the Sundance Film Festival Lizzie, the period piece centered on suspected axe murderer Lizzie Borden, has been acquired by Saban Films for North American distribution. ...

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